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Can someone carry trichomoniasis for 5 years and not know it? Can it cause reoccurring bv

Can someone carry trichomoniasis for 5 years and not know it? Can it cause reoccurring bv

Yes: It is possible to carry trichamonas for many years and not know it. By definition, trichamonas doesn't cause bv. It can cause similar symptoms though. Bv is a specific vaginitis that is caused by an overgrowth of "wrong" bacteria. Trichamonas isn't a bacteria, it's a protozoa. ...Read more

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I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now, how come I just got infected with Trichomoniasis?

I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now, how come I just got infected with Trichomoniasis?

Here are some. ..: What you've experienced and reported is nothing unusual because many trich-infected patients, especially males, may have no symptoms at all for years although they might contract it in the past. However, whenever the host's defense is weakened to favor its growing and thriving, the patients become symptomatic. So, follow pro-advice, Rx, & F/U under simultaneous care for you and BF. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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I know that it can be quickly and easily treated but is it possible for trichomoniasis to lay dormant in the body for many years?

I know that it can be quickly and easily treated but is it possible for trichomoniasis to lay dormant in the body for many years?

Trich is a vaginal: Disease, rarely it could get up in the uterus, but trich almost always causes symptoms of vaginal malodorous and unpleasant discharge and it is transmitted from a partner. ...Read more

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I had discharge and got tested and result trichomonas. He penetrated for a few seconds and said he had no sex in two years. How possible is that?

I had discharge and got tested and result trichomonas. He penetrated for a few seconds and said he had no sex in two years. How possible is that?

Unlikely: I would avoid, if he has trich he might have something else too. Although sometimes men don't have symptoms of sexually transmitted infections, it seems unlikely that 2 years would go by without symptoms. ...Read more

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I was wondering if and how long trichomonas can lie dormant in a man or woman. My partner cheated on me many years ago, but swears that he hasn't done it since then. I need to know asap. Thank you.

See doctor: You have a question as to cheating from your partner and the risks of sexually transmitted diseases. Se your doctor with your partner. There are deep trust issues at stake and the concern for std's. Trichomonas is not a virus. There are new vaccines for prevention of the std which causes a form of cervical cancer. Explore your concerns with your partner and your physician. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with trichomoniasis. I have been in a faithful and monogamous relationship for over a year now. How else can this hhappen?

Trich: There are a couple of scenarios. First, you may have brought it in from a previous relationship if you had one. Or your partner may have given it to you. ...Read more

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Can you get trichomonas infection from public pools and hotels or our sex toys. My husband and I have been together for 13 years and have not cheated?

Can you get trichomonas infection from public pools and hotels or our sex toys. My husband and I have been together for 13 years and have not cheated?

Trichomonas: Trichomonas is a sexually transmitted disease. Sincetrichomonas is an anerobe it might be possible to obtain the infection from inanimate things or from a public pool. ...Read more

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My vagina itches a little bit inside but it comes and goes I had trichomoniasis last year but was treated for it. What could it be? Is it stress?

My vagina itches a little bit inside but it comes and goes I had trichomoniasis last year but was treated for it. What could it be? Is it stress?

Recheck, re-treat: Trichomoniasis, a protozoan infection, is transmitted sexually. It can recur if both partners are not treated simultaneously. Stress is more likely the result of your discomfort, but not the cause. Visit your local Planned Parenthood center for evaluation, treatment and discussion of follow through with your partner. ...Read more

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I keep getting reinfected with trichomonas for almost a year now. Could having this infection for a long time cause some more serious complications?

Trichomoniasis: Your sexual partner is giving this back to you. This is a std. Get tested for others, get your partner treated and if you get this again, get rid of your partner or use very safe sex techniques. By itself, not likely to cause severe problems, but may be accompanied by other stds that can be very severe. ...Read more

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How does trichomoniasis spread?

Sexual contact: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease that is transmiited via body fluids. It is treated with antibiotics. All sexual partners should be treated. The use of condoms will minimize your risks of contracting the disease. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis affect kids?

Can trichomoniasis affect kids?

Trichomoniasis: Trichomoniasis in a mother can impact the newborn due to an ^ in preterm deliveries and low birth weight. It could impact a child who is sexually active at a young age or a child that is the victim of sexual abuse. ...Read more

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Why is trichomoniasis so common?

Trichomoniasis: Although the prevalence of trichomonas is estimated at 8 million cases/year, that is probably an underestimate. The reasons are that it is not reported nationally, many people have no symptoms ; the tests used to diagnose it have low sensitivity. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis spread orally?

Doubtful: The normal routes of transmisssion for trichomoniasis are penis to vagina, vagina to penis or vagina to vagina. It would be uncommon for the infection to affect anus or mouth. ...Read more

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What does trichomoniasis look like?

Trichomoniasis: May be silent in 70% of infected people. Symptoms may occur within 5 to 28 days or much longer out. Symptoms may be intermittent. Men may experience penile discharge, burning w urination ; /or ejaculation as well as itching internal to the penis. Woman may have a green/yellow/white or clear discharge as well as redness, itching, burning of tissues. Pain may occur with urination or with sex. ...Read more

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Could men give women trichomoniasis?

Could men give women trichomoniasis?

Yes: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease from a parasite called Trichomonas Vaginalis. Most often women become infected by penis to vaginal contact or vaginal to vaginal contact. It reportedly can infect the mouth & anus but can NOT survive in those areas. ...Read more

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